Breakfast Banter

Married Couple in Business Together

Hi.  We are Jim & Laurie Shopland a husband and wife team that is building a family and a business together.

Breakfast Banter is weekly stories of some of the successes and challenges we face as a married couple in business together.

June 1, 2023

How do you create space at work and at home?

We often get so busy with our to-do lists that we never come up for air!

Listen as Jim and Laurie share tips on how to create space to feel successful at work and at home!

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May 25, 2023

How do you celebrate?
Or do you even celebrate at all?

Listen as Jim and Laurie share their early struggles with celebrating wins in their business and life.

They were always looking for ‘the other shoe to drop’. But we know that taking time to acknowledge what is working, helps create more of it!

Share this with someone to help you celebrate your wins!

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May 18, 2023

How fast should your business grow?

Take a listen as Jim and Laurie share some encouraging tips on how to grow your business even if it’s not happening as fast as you’d like.

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May 11, 2023

How do you receive feedback?

This is a huge topic when it comes to being a leader at work and at home.

If you struggle receiving feedback, you’re not alone. Listen as Jim and Laurie share their coaching perspective on how to receive and give feedback in the work place AND at home.

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We Are Jim & Laurie Shopland, Certified Leadership, Life and Business Coaches.

Shopland Coaching empowers companies and their leaders to achieve their full potential by fostering a culture of emotional wellness and strong leadership development.

We provide expert guidance as Leadership, Life & Business Coaches, with a personalized approach to create a more productive, engaged, and fulfilled workforce.

Our passion is to help small and medium size businesses with 20-50 employees in the Fraser Valley transform their organizational culture based on emotional wellness and leadership development.

May 4, 2023

If you are anything like Jim and Laurie, you’ve invested in private lessons, tutors and sports academies for your kids.

You’ve done this to set them up for success.

Imagine if you were to do the same for your marriage!

Investing time, energy and money into your marriage will help you thrive as a couple.

If you want to take your marriage from good to GREAT, we encourage you to invest in our upcoming Couples Retreat, May 13th.

You will leave having created a stronger connection between you and your spouse setting you up for success as life continues to be busy and full.

Learn more about our Thrive Together Couples Retreat here.

April 27, 2023

All entrepreneurs listen up!

If you feel like you’re struggling building your business and finding time for your family and spouse, you’re not alone.

But you also don’t need to keep struggling!

Listen as Jim shares his thoughts on Priority Management vs Time Management. 🤯

Want to learn how to go from just surviving to THRIVING in all areas of your life? You’ve got to join us at our Thrive Together Couples Retreat!

April 20, 2023

Listen as Jim and Laurie share how they both handle stress differently and manage to support each other while going through stressful times in business and in life.

Want to learn the tools they talk about that help them deal with stress in their relationship, business, and life?

You’ve got to join us at our Thrive Together Couples Retreat!

April 13, 2023

Do you ever feel like you are disconnected from your spouse?

Like you are two ships passing in the night or you are not on the same page?

Listen as Jim and Laurie share four tools they use when this happens:

1) Give each other some space
2) Plan to connect everyday
3) Take time to dream about your future together
4) Remember, you are on each other’s team

Want to learn how to create a better connection with your spouse?

You’ve got to join us at our Thrive Together Couples Retreat!

April 6, 2023

His brain & her brain! Do one of you have all the ideas and the other need to know all the details first?

Us too!

Laurie is the creative one and Jim is a little less of a risk taker. Listen to hear how you can make it work – TOGETHER! PS… listen to the end for a special announcement. 

March 30, 2023

Why work with a coach? To move from functional to exceptional!

Join Jim and Laurie as they answer this question. If you’ve ever wondered this, here are questions to ask yourself:

⚡️Business Coaching ⚡️ Do you know what you need to be doing next in your business? If not, Jim can help you create a plan and keep you on track.

⚡️Leadership Coaching⚡️ You know the steps you need to be taking in your business, but do you struggle to take them? Jim can help you identify WHY you’re not doing it and hold you accountable so you get it done.

⚡️Life Coaching⚡️ Do you have success in one area of your life but struggle to have it in ALL areas? Laurie can help you identify the patterns that keep taking you off track and help you build the confidence to succeed at work AND at home!

If you answered YES to any of the questions above, reach out for a complimentary call and see if coaching is the next step for you! #businesscoaching #leadershipcoaching #lifecoaching

March 23, 2023

Inspired by a conversation at a recent networking event, Jim and Laurie share a little of their story on how they increased their mental fitness and emotional wellbeing when faced with stressful challenges of a job loss and their 3 year old daughter’s cancer diagnosis. Laurie shares one tool that you can start using today to increase your emotional well-being. Share with a friend who may need to hear this today! #emotionalintelligence #mentalfitness #journalling #childhoodcancer

March 16, 2023

Jim & Laurie share on how to manage yourself and your team during challenging times. #businessownertips #leadershipcoaching #emotionalwellbeing

March 9, 2023

Welcome to BREAKFAST BANTER! Where Jim and Laurie share a 3-5 minute nugget each week on something they’re going through in their business and/or life. It’s our desire it will inspire you to take action in your business/life too! Cheers to being real and raw! 😜 #entrepreneurlife #entrepreneurcouple #toastmasters #breakfastbanter

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